crossley 'box' exhausts

hi ,
Just wondering were crossley 1030/40/50 were ever fitted with the 'box'
type of exhaust
My crossley came off a gen set i think , and can i presume it had a box
exhaust to make it quieter than the standard one .
i think the box exhaust complements the rather boxy looking engine .
i was on to frank gelder last night , who said one won't fit ? but i'm
going to try and pursuade him tonight to make one up for me .
Other than that it's the normal silencer for me .
regards,
John
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jdungan100
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I don't think there's any risk of a box not fitting - its just a case of making the right adapter from BSP pipes and tubes, and locating it appropriately. An engine of this series in a fixed location rather than on a trolley might well have had a box-type slencer fitted as an option to achieve a more useful degree of silencing than that provided by the muffler fitted to portable engines of this type.
Crossley boxes were cast, and the damping effect of the iron contributes to the silencing effect - can Frank make a cast box or are his fabricated? I'd be interested in one for my 1060 if he can do the real McCoy in cast. Let us know how you get on.
Regards,
John Ambler Sussex, UK Return E-mails to snipped-for-privacy@skiprat.net
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Hi John ,
I was onto frank last night , told him i wanted a cast box for my 1040 , and he told me they never had one ! but yet there in the crossley parts & diagrams list ?
He told me it would'nt fit , so instead of the box now im getting the muffler type . I'm rather disapointed now ,as i was looking forward to the box type , but the muffler will have to do .
I'm not 100% sure the boxes are cast but all i can do is presume . I'm so determined for a box , i might get one at a later date .
You should give him a ring and ask him john ,
Good luck , John
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jdungan100
At last year's Ardingly vintage show, I saw a Ruston-Hornsby IP with a crossley cast box, doing its job splendidly - the engine owner said it was a repro casting from somebody he couldn't remember in (he thought) Congleton - sadly, I haven't made any progress tracking down this phantom caster - one day perhaps.......
I have seen Frank's repro Ruston-Hornsby bedwarmer type silencers - the originals were cast, but the repros are pressed steel - fairly heavy gauge, but probably not as effective as a cast item for damping the harshness of an engine's exhaust.
I have also seen the optional cast box in the parts list for the 1030 to 1050 series - may not have been standard, but certainly an option for an engine permanently bolted down.
John Ambler Sussex, UK Return E-mails to snipped-for-privacy@skiprat.net
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John Ambler
John, take a look at the silencer on the Crossley in Martin P's Haddenham photos.
Regards, Arthur G
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Arthur G
Hi Arthur,
Looks like a nice Crossley box exhaust - are you saying its one of Franks's, or simply pointing out the fact that here's a 1030 with a box exhaust that clearly "fits" and confirming my point that the matter of "fit" is determined simply by the pipework ?
Thanks for the link...
John Ambler Sussex, UK Return E-mails to snipped-for-privacy@skiprat.net
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John Ambler
John, the latter. :-)
Regards, Arthur G
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